Stuff I Usually Forget to Pack

Invariably I forget one or more of the following items when going on a trip. Maybe if I list them here I will remember next time: Sunglasses Pen (for customs forms and journaling) A charger for one of the electronic items I bring Sunscreen Vitamins Air pillow Which items do you typically forget?

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Money Exchange

The New Way to Exchange Money While on Travel

I recently stumbled upon the site WeSwap which uses a social/crowdsource methodology to help you exchange your currency while on travel and avoid the exorbitant exchange rate fees. Let’s say you want to change your Euros to Dollars before ehading back home from Italy. There will likely be someone who has dollars that is looking for […]

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How to Get a Quote for Travel Insurance

I recently used the site SquareMouth to get a quote for a single trip insurance quote. Squaremouth is similar to other insurance portals for auto, life, and health insurance that go out and compare 19 insurance providers available plans to get you the best match – only they focus on travel insurance. The single trip […]

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How to Save $2000 on Travel

I recently added up the money I saved on my upcoming trip to Panama and Peru using rewards points. You can read the whole story on the Frugal Travel Guy blog where I have the honor of a guest post. I saved money on accommodations using the Chase Marriott Rewards card. I already had quite a few points […]

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Money Safety Tips when Traveling

A Fool and His Money – How to Keep Your Cash Safe When Traveling

When you are on travel it is convenient to always have some local currency (as well as dollars) available, since many places may not take a credit card, or will charge a fee for using one. Cash is useful for hailing a taxi, grabbing some street food or a nice cup of coffee at a […]

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airplane travel

Why Would You Travel Solo

“Why would you go there alone?” How many times have I heard that from family and friends? The real answer is because it is better than not going at all, but that being said, there are some advantages of going solo. In fact, solo travel appears to be one of the fastest growing segments of […]

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A Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Old Montreal, or to the locals, Vieux Montreal – a little bit of Europe right here in North America. How to get there: You can walk up St. Catherine’s or take the metro to Place d’Armes stop. A taxi from downtown should only be about $5. Try to get here in late morning so that […]

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